Re: Port Forwarding over Unreliable Connections
From: Todd H. (comphelp_at_toddh.net)
Date: 21 Nov 2005 21:34:22 -0600
"Nico Kadel-Garcia" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Todd H." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Gregory Novak <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> The question, then, is "How do I do this, either with SSH or other
> >> software that uses SSH (since SSH is the only way through the
> >> firewalls in question)?"
> > If it's primarily X that concerns you, and if you aren't yet familiar
> > with VNC (Virtual Network Computing), I suspect it's going to
> > a) delight you
> > b) make you wonder how you ever lived without it.
> > There are a variety of VNC servers and clients out there (TightVNC,
> > RealVNC are the usual suspects). VNC communication is not only far
> > less bulky than X11's chattiness, but the reconnectability feature is
> > exactly the sort of thing you're looking for.
> This is better than my suggestion of using "screen", at least for X
Gnu screen absolutely rocks. That reconnectability for terminal
sessions is SO nice. How would that go on the SAT test?
screen:terminal :: vnc:GUI ?
> VNC also runs well over HTTPS sessions with its Java client
> capabilities, so you need not even install a client for it. It's a
> bit more of a bandwidth pig that way, but it can ease gaining
> X-windows access to a machine while on the road.
Good info to know!
-- Todd H. http://www.toddh.net/